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Handel joins IWA
Sharon Handel has joined the staff of Irving Weber Associates as an account executive in the Fabricare Advantage Insurance Programs Department, working with drycleaning insurance and commercial launderer insurance.
Handel brings six years of experience in the commercial insurance industry to IWA. Sharon will handle several active accounts for drycleaners insurance in the Eastern portion of the United States.
She will also be solely responsible for IWA’s Fabricare Pollution program, offering pollution coverage for drycleaners nationally.
“We here at IWA are very pleased to welcome Sharon Handel to IWA’s staff,” said Adam Weber, president of IWA, Inc. “We have already realized the many benefits Sharon brings to the Fabricare Advantage Department working on drycleaner insurance, with her bright personality and helpful demeanor.”

Evans Garment Restoration going national
Evans Garment Restoration, a Springfield, IL-based textile and soft goods restoration company, announced that it is launching a new national expansion program.
This expansion is facilitated by a change in the company’s business model that now creates opportunities for existing drycleaning companies that are already providing textile restoration services to join the Evans family with a minimal investment in their current facilities.
Evans national programs with multiple major insurance carriers can provide an influx of new business to help existing restoration drycleaners take their business to the next level, taking advantage of the marketing and sales processes that Evans has refined over the past 18 years in business.
“We are thrilled about this change in our business model,” said Michael Rusciolelli, president of Evans Garment Restoration. “Now drycleaners that are already performing textile restoration and understand how to work with insurance companies can take advantage of all the differentiators that have made Evans the premier textile restoration company in the industry.
“This includes a unique patented process that ozonates water instead of using air ozonation, allowing us to provide emergency clothes the next day guaranteed on all jobs. In addition, new Evans team members will be able to take advantage of proprietary systems and processes that deliver the highest service levels to policyholders and insurance carriers.”
Evans Garment Restoration specializes in the restoration of garments, textiles and soft goods (shoes, belts, purses) damaged by soot, smoke, water and mold. The company has a U.S.-patented process and ISO-9001 certification and has served multiple areas nationwide for over 30 years.
For more information about Evans Garment Restoration, call (888) 653-8267 or visit

Miller to lead NCALC
Fred Miller is the new executive director of the North Carolina Association of Launderers and Cleaners. He owned a drycleaning plant for six years beginning in 1994 before selling it and taking a position with Adco Chemical Co. He worked outside the industry for a while before taking the position with NCALC.
He can be reached at NCALC by phone at (704) 689-1301.
The association’s mailing address is PO Box 984, Belmont, NC 28012. The association’s web site is